1993 PBA season

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1993 PBA season
Duration February 28, 1993 – December 14, 1993
Number of teams 8
TV partner(s) Vintage Sports (PTV)
Draft
Top draft pick Jun Limpot
Picked by Sta. Lucia Realtors
Conferences
All-Filipino Cup champions Coney Island Ice Cream
  Runners-up San Miguel Beermen
Commissioner's Cup champions Swift Mighty Meaties
  Runners-up Purefoods Oodles
Governors Cup champions San Miguel Beermen
  Runners-up Swift Mighty Meaties
Awards
Season MVP Alvin Patrimonio
Seasons
1992
1994  >

The 1993 PBA season was the 19th season of the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA).

Season highlights[edit]

  • The league moves to its new home, the Cuneta Astrodome in Pasay City.
  • The PBA unveils their new logo during the opening ceremonies on February 28. The logo was chosen from more than 2000 entries in a nationwide contest held on January.[1]
  • The league changes their playdates from Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Sundays to Tuesdays, Fridays and Sundays. The move of their second weekly playdate from Thursday to Friday is to attract weekend crowds.
  • Sta. Lucia Realtors made its debut in the league, parading top draft pick Zandro "Jun" Limpot and former players from the Presto franchise led by Vergel Meneses.[2]
  • Benjie Paras was unable to come in terms with is team, Shell Rimula X, as he declared that he wanted to be traded to Ginebra San Miguel. He was not able to play for the All-Filipino Conference. A settlement was reached before the start of the Commissioner's Cup.
  • The All-Filipino Cup became the opening conference of the season, Coney Island Ice Cream Stars (formerly Purefoods TJ Hotdogs) defeated the San Miguel Beermen for the title. Coney Island coach Vincent "Chot" Reyes made history as the first coach to claim a PBA crown in his maiden season with the team.
  • The second conference was renamed as the Commissioner's Cup, corporate rivals Purefoods and Swift Mighty Meaties faced off for the second time in the finals, with Swift snagging their second championship behind the exploits of best import Ronnie Thompkins. The said conference was also full of blockbuster trades that saw several players traded to other teams.
  • The Games and Amusements Board revoked the playing license of Shell's Ricky Relosa after he was involved in a brawl with Swift's Ronnie Thompkins, when Relosa hit Thompkins' nape. Relosa was allowed to play for the rest of the season after GAB chairman King Sumulong relented his decision.
  • The Third Conference, called Governor's Cup, saw the return of high-scoring import Tony Harris who led Swift to the Finals, only to be beaten by San Miguel Beer, which had Kenny Travis and a solid local crew composed of Samboy Lim, Allan Caidic and Ato Agustin.[3]

Opening ceremonies[edit]

The muses for the participating teams are as follows:

Team Muse
Alaska Milkmen Sadie Callahan
Coney Island Ice Cream Bea Lucero
Ginebra San Miguel Hazel Huelvas
San Miguel Beermen Donita Rose
7-Up Uncolas Rosanna Escudero
Shell Rimula X Liza Berroya and Janine Barredo
Sta. Lucia Realtors Ruffa Gutierrez and Apols Gutierrez
Swift Mighty Meaties Gelli de Belen

Champions[edit]

Individual awards[edit]

Awards given by the PBA Press Corps[edit]

Cumulative standings[edit]

Team GP W L PCT
Swift Mighty Meaties 71 46 25 .647
San Miguel Beermen 71 46 25 .647
Coney Island / Purefoods 67 39 28 .582
Alaska Milkmen 39 18 21 .461
Sta. Lucia Realtors 55 23 32 .418
7-Up / Pepsi Mega 43 17 26 .396
Shell Helix Oilers 43 14 29 .325
Ginebra San Miguel 35 9 26 .258

References[edit]

  1. ^ New PBA, Scorecard by Chino Trinidad, Sports Flash magazine, February 28, 1993
  2. ^ Sta.Lucia buys Presto franchise, Manila Standard
  3. ^ Another "new" year for PBA, Manila Standard